AGE Platform Europe: 5th Annual Conference – Inequalities and abuse in old age – Time to act!
7 June, 10:00-18:00 | Hotel HUSA President, 44 Boulevard du Roi Albert II, Brussels B-1000, Belgium
This year, AGE Platform Europe’s annual conference seizes the momentum of European Commission’s year of actions on violence against women, the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and the growing acceptance within the EU that more needs to be done to ensure an equal protection of older people’s rights and combat elder abuse.
Building on AGE’s policy work in these areas and aiming to collect experiences and views that will shape our future work, the event will bring together representatives of EU countries, European institutions and civil society to discuss how human rights in old age can be materialised using the existing framework, and consider the added value of further measures, such as a new United Nations (UN) treaty.
The outcomes of this conference will feed into AGE’s work and will help frame the next steps of the UN Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG), as well as action at national and EU level.
As in previous years, AGE would also like to take the opportunity of the conference to invite business representatives to join the conference and present their goods, services and practices which in a direct or indirect way reinforce the quality of life of older people/workers, enhance their dignity, and empower to actively participation in society.